Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue held online talks with President of the National Assembly of Thailand Chuan Leekpai on Monday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Vietnam received 250,800 doses of the AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Czech government on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Indian naval ship Airavat arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to deliver coronavirus relief aid including 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen.
-- Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong have approved the inoculation of one million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine shots which will be shared to the province by Ho Chi Minh City in the coming days.
-- Authorities in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City are encouraging poor tenants aged over 65 in high-risk neighborhoods to temporarily move to local hotels to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
-- A hospital in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City is recruiting 100 volunteers who have recovered from COVID-19 to participate in the treatment of patients at the infirmary.
-- A 33-year-old woman was killed while three other people were rescued by local residents after a fire hit a house in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon.
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will grant amnesty to more than 3,000 people who are serving prison terms in the country on the occasion of National Day (September 2).
-- A 27-year-old man, who is a driver of a bus carrying COVID-19 patients, has turned himself in after chopping off the hand of a 49-year-old man following a conflict in southern Binh Duong Province on Sunday.
-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has requested local airlines to stop selling tickets for domestic flights until further notice due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.